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Letter from Henry Knox, December 5, 1775

TRANSCRIPT GLC 2437.01.179
Henry Knox. Letter: Fort George, [N.Y.], to George Washington, 1775 December 05. 2 p.

[inserted: To Washington]

Fort George – Decr. 5 1775

May it please Your Excellency

I arriv’d here Yesterday and immediately got ready to go over the lake this morning but General Sch[inserted: u]yler arriving here before day prevents my going for an hour or two – he has given me a list of those Stores on the other side from which I am enabled to send [inserted: a Inventory of] those which I intend to forward to Camp – the Garrison is so weak at Ticonderoga, the Conveyance from the fort to the landing so indifferc & the passage across the lake so precarious that I am afraid it will be ten days at least before I can get them on this side the lake – when they are here – the conveyance from hence will depend entirely on the sleding – if that is good they shall immediately move forward – without [strikeout] sleding the roads are so much gullied that it will be impossible [2] to move a Step. - General Schuyler will do every thing possible to forward this business.

I have the honor to be
with the greatest Respect
Your Excellencys Most
Obedt Humble Servant
Henry Knox

His Excellency General Washington

Notes: Published in Twohig, Dorothy et. al. The Papers of George Washington. Revolutionary Series. v. 2: 495-96.